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Need help to start learning Java

arun siva

Joined: Jun 12, 2004
Posts: 1
I am working in VB, SQL, Oracle. I am interested in learning java and i want to know what is the latest version and from where i can download.

After learning the initial, if i have to do for website what should i learn and where to download

please advise

Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Welcome to JavaRanch, arun siva!

The J2SE SDK can be downloaded from

Here is a list of free on-line Java tutorials and books that I have found useful:
  • Sun's Java Tutorial
  • Introduction to Computer Science using Java by Bradley Kjell
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java by David J. Eck
  • Dick Baldwin's Java Programming Tutorials
  • Interactive Programming In Java by Lynn Andrea Stein
  • Bruce Eckel's Thinking In Java
  • JavaRanch's own Campfire Stories
  • Allen B. Downey's How To Think Like A Computer Scientist
  • And of course, the JavaRanch Saloon is a great place to hang out and learn things.

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    shankar surendranath

    Joined: Nov 21, 2003
    Posts: 8
    Also refer Java Complete Reference by Patrick Naughton and Schildt.
    Sanjaya Sugiarto
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    Joined: Mar 25, 2004
    Posts: 229
    Very recommended book is also Head First Java from Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.

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    I agree. Here's the link:
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